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November 17, 2020

Jefferson County doctor convicted of health care fraud violations

BEAUMONT, Texas — A 43-year-old physician practicing in Beaumont has been found guilty of federal health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.

November 17, 2020

Pharmacy Pays $250,000 to Resolve Controlled Substances Act Violations

ATLANTA – Caduceus USA Medical Pharmacy, LLC (“Caduceus”) has agreed to surrender its DEA registration and pay $250,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to keep proper records of the controlled substances that it purchased, maintained and dispensed in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

November 16, 2020

Multiple Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation that Dismantled Telephone Drug Hotline in Chicago

CHICAGO — Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Robert J. Bell announced that more than 26 individuals have been charged with various narcotics trafficking or firearms offenses as part of a federal investigation into illegal activities on the West Side of Chicago. As part of the investigation, law enforcement shut down a telephone drug hotline, according to a criminal complaint recently unsealed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

November 16, 2020

Joint law enforcement operation results in major eradication in northwest New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies last week teamed together in the Shiprock, New Mexico, area to conduct a marijuana eradication operation that yielded tremendous results.

From Nov. 9 to Nov. 11, the FBI led hundreds of officers in a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation that took place at 21 farms and two residences on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock. The marijuana was housed in 1,107 grow houses, though dozens more were under construction.

November 16, 2020

Rochester man sentenced to 120 months for drug trafficking and gun offenses

CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that James M. Nesbitt, 44, of Rochester, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Friday for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.   

November 13, 2020

Syracuse resident sentenced to nine years in federal prison for drug conspiracy and distribution

SYRCAUSE, N.Y. – Isidro De Los Santos, 33, a citizen of the Dominican Republic residing in Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve nine years (108 months) in federal prison for his convictions for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of  heroin, fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and cocaine, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T.

November 12, 2020

Buffalo woman sentenced for selling cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Latisha Williams, 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted distributing cocaine, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. Jr., to time served, with a period of 6 years of supervised release

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